10-Month-Old Killed after Being Hit by Pickup Truck in Los Angeles
According to authorities, a 10-month-old was killed on July 21 after being struck by a pickup truck in South Los Angeles.
The fatal pedestrian accident occurred about 7:10 a.m. The toddler’s mother, 36-year-old Juana Oxlaj, was crossing Broadway at the crosswalk at 59th Place when the pickup truck driver made a left into them.
Both victims were transported to California Hospital Medical Center, where the toddler was later declared dead.
The mother sustained a head injury, but is in stable condition.
The driver of the pickup truck, 38-year-old Esteban Carbajal, stopped at the scene and cooperated with police. Investigators do not believe alcohol or drugs played a role in the incident.
“Anyone who has any information about this most tragic accident should come forward and report to the LAPD’s Central Traffic Division,” said a representative of Wilshire Law Firm.
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